RB Mike Davis - Chicago Bears

5-9, 217Born: 2-19-1993College: South CarolinaDrafted: Round 4, pick 2015

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Week 8: vs Los Angeles Chargers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Bears offense struggled mightily in last week's loss to the Saints, and their game plan certainly lacked favor for the likes of David Montgomery who finished with just six yards from two carries. Montgomery was not terribly out-snapped by Tarik Cohen, but Montgomery was simply not a part of the game plan throughout the first half as he didn't see his first carry until the third quarter--on which he lost his first career fumble. After clearing 50 rushing yards in three of his first four games, Montgomery has now rushed for just 31 yards over his past two games. Per carry efficiency has been a question for Montgomery all season as he has averaged greater than 3.4 yards per rush in just one of six games, but now there has to be doubts around his workload security given the puzzling usage from last week. Tarik Cohen should not pose a threat to Montgomery's workload on the ground, but Cohen will indeed continue to see more snaps when the Bears are trailing. Right guard Rashaad Coward saw his first start in place of the injured Kyle Long last week and did a decent job holding together what is an above-average offensive line--which is further fodder for the concern around Montgomery's low-efficiency numbers, as his offensive line is doing their job to set him up for success. The Chargers are one of nine teams allowing an average of over 100 rushing yards per game to opposing running backs this season and have allowed over 90 rushing yards to the position in each of their last three games. Two big games really put a damper on their season-long numbers as this group gave up 175 rushing yards to Steelers running backs in Week 5 and 187 yards to the Colts in Week 1. This defense simply cannot put up consistent performances week in and week out, unless you count giving up a touchdown to opposing lead running backs in four of their last five games. Linebacker is their biggest gap, and it was on full display via a number of missed arm tackles last week against Derrick Henry. The interior defensive line is also exploitable and should not pose a significant challenge to the Bears guards. Where the Chargers do have an advantage is on the edges, as Joey Bosa is a top tier talent while Uchenna Nwosu has done an excellent job slotting in for the injured Melvin Ingram, particularly in run defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
4 vs MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
5 at OAK 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
7 vs NO 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
8 vs LAC PROJ-Dodds * 2 * * 0.8 * * * *
8 vs LAC PROJ-Tremblay * 2 * * 0.8 * * * *
8 vs LAC PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Mike Davis's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs DEN (3 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Mike Davis worked in the second drive of the game behind David Montgomery after leading the backfield last week. Davis played minimally in the game and only had three carries to Montgomery's 18. His fantasy status cannot be trusted heading into week three.

2019 Week 1 vs GB (5 / 19 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 17 / 0 rec)

Mike Davis was the leading rusher in the Chicago backfield but struggled to get running room against an improved Green Bay defense in a home loss in week one. Davis the first series and finished with 41 snaps compared to 28 from rookie David Montgomery and notably played ahead of Montgomery in the two-minute drill offense. Both Davis and Montgomery played less than Cohen, but Cohen had more slot receiver usage than traditional running back positional alignment. The backfield looks like a committee between Davis and Montgomery with Cohen's snaps more focused as a receiver and faces a tough test at Denver in week two.

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Schedule

8vs Los Angeles Chargers
9@ Philadelphia Eagles
10vs Detroit Lions
11@ Los Angeles Rams
12vs New York Giants
13@ Detroit Lions
14vs Dallas Cowboys
15@ Green Bay Packers
16vs Kansas City Chiefs
17@ Minnesota Vikings